Develop with respect for the people and the planet
An environmentally responsible offer
Veternity Group was built around values of ethics and respect in pet after death care. Each project is initiated with the aim of being as respectful and responsible as possible.
Our actions and decisions are always carried out with respect to our surrounding world and with regard to the numerous benefits we can help generate.
When establishing a new centre, Veternity ensures that each building blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Landscaping around our crematories contributes to a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and revegetation of the land. For instance, half of our site in Etampes is composed of large green spaces fostering biodiversity and facilitating infiltration of rain water (thus contributing to flood prevention). This site is also equipped with a charging station for electric vehicles and bike racks to promote more sustainable means of transport.
Since December 2020, France has chosen the renewable energy option from its electricity supplier. With this offer, the supplier guarantees the production of renewable electricity equal to our consumption. Some sites are equipped with solar panels, for instance our crematory in Soignies Belgium (40 modules). As part of its CSR strategy, the company has launched an ambitious carbon footprint programme for all its sites in France and has planned to measure and decrease its greenhouse gas emissions.
Products and services
The company offers a range of sustainable urns, some made in France. The cremains from our “référence” cremation service are returned to the owner in a scattering urn, made from recycled cardboard. As part of its continuous improvement approach, Veternity is working with a specialised agency to carry out a full Lifecycle analysis of its different cremation services, in order to detect and reduce the most critical environmental impacts.
Washing water treatment
Our used process water is collected and UV treated before being discharged into specific pipes. Several sites use rainwater to wash van and truck floors.
Clinical waste collection
The veterinarian sector directly generates a lot of clinical and breeding waste. With Cyclavet, we guarantee professionals a responsible disposal of their waste. For instance, they benefit from specific waste sorting on site to increase recycling and limit resources.
Veternity is currently carrying out tests to demonstrate the virtues of the spreading of ashes on forest grounds. We wish to create Memorial Forests and provide families with a peaceful area where they could pay their respects, or simply allow them to identify the special spot where their companion’s ashes have been scattered. These forests are immense carbon sinks.